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After 111 days on hunger strike, Palestine prisoner faces imminent death, rights group warns

Gaza calls for Israel to release Palestinian hunger striker Kayed Al-Fasfous whose health has deteriorated so much after 111 days on hunger strike that he could die at any minute, rights groups have warned

November 3, 2021 at 10:32 am

Palestinian hunger strike being held in Israeli jails, Kayed Al-Fasfous, is facing imminent death, the PLO’s Prisoners and Freed Prisoners Commission warned yesterday.

In a statement, the body said that Al-Fasfous’ health “is quickly deteriorating and he could be declared dead at any moment.”

The 32-year-old, from the occupied West Bank city of Hebron, has been on hunger strike for 111 days protesting against his administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial.

The commission’s lawyer, Kareem Ajwa, visited him at Israeli Barzilai Medical Centre and said he is suffering from “severe pains all over his body, as well as a high temperature.”

“He is unable to move and cannot feel his legs. However, he is refusing to undergo any medical examination in Israeli hospitals and insists he is going to go home and get examined by Palestinian doctors.”

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